Former professional cyclist Chris Anker Sorensen has passed away at the age of 37.
It’s reports Danish TV 2.
Anker Sørensen has worked as an expert for the Danish Channel in recent years, and has been in Belgium in connection with the Cycling World Championships.
There must have been an accident in which Sorensen died. Fredrik Lawson, sporting director of Danish TV 2, says Anker Sorensen was hit by a car and he later died of his injuries.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Chris Anker Sorensen’s family, he says.
During his cycling career from 2005 to 2018, Anker Sørensen participated in 12 Grand Tours. In 2015, he became the Danish champion in road cycling.
Danish cycling expert Brian Nygaard has commented on cycling with Anker Sørensen for TV 2 in recent years. He paid a final salute to his fellow Twitter fan.
A sweet, kind, talented friend. It is unbearable to think that we will never see each other again. You were there for everyone else, even when you were doing the greatest things for yourself in your life and in your career. Rest in Peace, Chris Anker Sorensen. He writes that there is no consolation, only love.
The Danish Sports Federation (DIF) also left with its condolences on Saturday evening.
– The unbearably tragic and absolutely terrible news about Chris Anker Sorensen. A great athlete has passed away. All our thoughts go to the deceased. Honoring his memory, the association wrote on Twitter.
In 2010, Anker Sorensen won a stage at the Giro d’Italia. In 2012, he was named the most offensive rider during the Tour de France. His best overall place in the three-week race was 14th.
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